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EDUCATION

2009: M.A, Business and Economics Journalism, Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, New York. Interdisciplinary program includes courses in journalistic methods, business writing, accounting, corporate finance, competitive strategy, regulatory law, economic policy and international affairs.

 

2008: B.A. (Hons.), History and Comparative Literature, Brown University, Providence, RI. Member, Phi Beta Kappa Society. Award-winning honors thesis, entitled, “Anglo-French Relations and Radical Politics: The Case of GWM Reynolds, 1835-1853,” was a biography of a Victorian journalist, politician and author; and was subsequently excerpted in Notes and Queries.

2006-2007: Visiting Student (History and English), Pembroke College,University of Oxford, UK

EXPERIENCE

Executive Director, Public Business, October 2010-present: Lead a small, independent and collaborative nonprofit, investing in public interest reporting about the wider economic, environmental and social implications of business actions. Organization provides research grants to reporters and coordinates public events on topics in business accountability.  As Executive Director, responsible for fundraising, program planning, public outreach including social media, and maintaining website and blog.

Freelancer, October 2007-Present: Cover international political economy including economic governance and international development; economic policy and regulation; and natural resources and commodity markets. Have also written extensively on technology and the media. Published in ForbesFortuneNewsweekBusinessWeekThe Christian Science MonitorThe New StatesmanMint (Wall Street Journal Indian subsidiary),  Columbia Journalism Review, Providence JournalGlimpse (National Geographic’s youth magazine), and Parents League Review (New York education journal). Blog about foreign policy and political economy for Forbes.com.

Correspondent, Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, November 2009-April 2010: produced stories for Newsweek, Forbes, and Mint on economics and security in South Asia.

Reporter, Fortune Magazine, June 2009-August 2009: Contributing writer to Fortune and Fortune.com on technology, finance, media and law.

Reporter Associate, Forbes Magazine, June 2008-May 2009: Contributing writer Forbes, ForbesAsia, Forbes.com, on economic policy, energy, technology, marketing and South Asia. Factchecker for Forbes, ForbesAsia; Reporter for global wealth ranking.

Editorial Intern, BusinessWeek, June-August 2005 and June-October 2007: Contributing writer, print and online, on social media, design, philanthropy. Managed Special Reports on Design (2007) and Corporate Philanthropy (2005).

Intern/Freelancer, Farrar, Straus & Giroux Book Publishers, June-Sept. 2006: Screened manuscript submissions; copy-edited books for publication; consulted on behalf of FSG with SONY regarding e-book joint venture.

SKILLS, INTERESTS AND ACTIVITES

Languages: English, French, Hindi, Urdu.

Multimedia: Final Cut Pro, Photoshop, Illustrator.

Programming: Intermediate skills in HTML, CSS, PHP; Beginner in Python, JavaScript

Memberships: South Asian Journalists Association (SAJA); Young Professionals in Foreign Policy (YPFP)

 

REFERENCES AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST

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